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Buddhism

Author: Damien Keown
Publisher: New York, NY : Sterling, 2009.
Series: Brief insight.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Illustrated edView all editions and formats
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From its origins in India over two millennia ago, Buddhism spread throughout Asia and the world. This far-reaching and accessible introduction explains how Buddhism began, developed into its present-day form, and evolved in the West—where it now exerts increasing cultural influence. Complete with maps, diagrams, and illustrations, Buddhism provides detailed coverage of key topics such as karma, rebirth,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Keown, Damien, 1951-
Buddhism.
New York, NY : Sterling, 2009
(DLC) 2009013691
(OCoLC)311761089
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Damien Keown
ISBN: 9781402781933 1402781938
OCLC Number: 795528203
Notes: Originally published: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996. With new illustrations.
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 207 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps.
Series Title: Brief insight.
Responsibility: Damien Keown.
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From its origins in India over two millennia ago, Buddhism spread throughout Asia and the world. This far-reaching and accessible introduction explains how Buddhism began, developed into its present-day form, and evolved in the West—where it now exerts increasing cultural influence. Complete with maps, diagrams, and illustrations, Buddhism provides detailed coverage of key topics such as karma, rebirth, meditation, and ethics, along with the distinguishing features of the main schools.

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